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Marella Explorer Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Marella Explorer

Adriatic Explorer followed by Iconic Islands

Sail date: March 17, 2019

Ship: Marella Explorer

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9088

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We had a great time and will definitely be cruising again.


5 out of 5
Easy and pleasant.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
No problems with any of these at all apart from one member of staff in the Marketplace telling me to go another way as she was cleaning, then blatantly letting another passenger stroll through.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Didn't get involved in these. How can we rate when we didn't use them?


5 out of 5
They all work so hard and always put on a good show. The major issue for us was the fact that we, and other paying passengers, were not allowed to sing another karaoke song due to members of staff working in the venue being given a slot, whilst passengers were waiting to be served. We feel that as paying passengers we should have priority to sing at karaoke sessions.

Children's Programs

No children with us.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I think the only design flaw was the lack of public Ladies toilets near to entertainment.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was perfect for what we wanted. We used the cabin mainly for sleeping, showering and dressing etc.,

Ship tip

Be considerate with other passengers and staff.

Ports of call

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

5 out of 5

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5

Bequia, Grenadines

5 out of 5

St. George's, Grenada

5 out of 5

Kingstown, St. Vincent

5 out of 5

Fort-De-France, Martinique

5 out of 5

Roseau, Dominica

5 out of 5

Pointe-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe

1 out of 5
A waste of time and money. The trip was useless - we were taken to graveyards. The guide had a language barrier. There was one toilet between a coachload of people. We had a very small drink provided.

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Went smoothly - no problems
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